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Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Are you looking for your first plane, one that is easy to fly, land and most of all durable and easy to repair?  You may be in luck, we just tested the new ready to fly Sensei foam trainer from Flyzone. Listen to what our reviewer Mike Stroup has to say about this nice all [...]

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Tech Tip: Easy Technique for Spray on Weathering and Detailing

Nov 03, 2011 3 Comments

The “squiggle” pattern was applied to the Storch over white Litefilm using Model Master Enamel. After the graphics were applied, a light dusting of Krylon Satin Clear was used to dull down the shiny finish produced by the Litefilm. The bottom color was sprayed with Model Master Enamel using the Paasche H1 air-brush on the [...]

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Flight Technique: Cobra with 1/2 Rolls

Nov 03, 2011 1 Comment

By John Glezellis If you follow full-scale aerobatics, there is another maneuver that goes by a similar name, but it is called the Pugachev Cobra. The Pugachev Cobra shows post-stall maneuvering as it displays an abrupt pitch change and a high angle of attack. The Pugachev Cobra is very similar to the common “3D” maneuver, [...]

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Sneak peek: Lanier RC Stinger II

Nov 03, 2011 1 Comment

By Michael York Having pioneered the concept of ARF’s in the 60’s, Lanier RC is still at it after all these years with the introduction of the Stinger II.  You know you’ve been in the hobby for a while when you can say “back when I flew the original”, and I was fortunate enough to [...]

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Precision Aerobatics Bandit- EXCLUSIVE REVIEW!

Oct 27, 2011 3 Comments

By Aaron Ham Let me start out first by saying this: If the designers at Precision Aerobatics decide to produce a full-scale Bandit, I would like to offer up my services as factory demo pilot. What a gorgeous-looking airplane it is! In my opinion, it is a cross between the MX Aircraft MXS-R and a [...]

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Gas Engine Basics

Oct 27, 2011 4 Comments

When you’re starting your gas engine, get into the habit of using the same procedure all the time so you can easily identify any problems that pop up. It’s important to always have a friend secure the airplane’s tail and make certain the prop bolts are tight. Switch the ignition circuit (kill switch) off, close [...]

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